Best In Europe 2018 by Lonely Planet

For 2018, Lonely Planet puts Cantabria at 2nd Place in their Top 10 “Best In Europe: The Essential Destinations in Europe This Year” list.

“Lonely Planet’s travel experts have explored every part of Europe in search of the continent’s hotspots for 2018.

#2. The invitingly green region of Cantabria is one of Spain’s unexpected treasures: a land of wild, sandy beaches, mist-shrouded mountains, enchanting villages like Santillana del Mar and Comillas, lost-in-time churches hewn from the Ebro River’s sandstone banks, and some of Europe’s finest prehistoric cave art.

Gateway to the region, the lively port of Santander has revitalized its waterfront with the opening of the Centro Botín – renowned architect Renzo Piano’s startlingly modernist cultural centre – and this year the city welcomes new visitors thanks to the introduction of direct ferries from Ireland. Forming a jaw-dropping backdrop to it all, Spain’s oldest national park, Picos de Europa, celebrates its centennial this summer, prompting a flurry of events, and offering another reason to explore the jagged peaks, alpine meadows and limestone gorges which lie to the west.”

Read their “Discover a Spanish Secret” article, for lots of great information about Cantabria.

More details about “Cantabria is Fishing Ports and Snowy Peaks” from Lonely Planet.


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